Guys, Dont know if this is the right thread to post this request. Mods if you feel this needs a seperate thread, pls let me know or move accordingly. Thanks in advance. Need some info on the trip I am planning in 3rd week of March 2014 (Courtsey my son's school vacations) to Shimla-Kullu Manali. My wife has been averse to the tour operator option as this curtails the freedom and have to keep moving betwen places. So we thought we make our won itenary. I am not allowed to take the Punto (wife simply put her foot down in this case). So it will be public transportation. The outline of the trip would be: 1) Fly or train travel to Delhi, Take a Volvo (HRTC???) to Shimla. Is there a direct flight to Shimla from Mumbai? 2) Stayput in Shimla for 2 nights (min) 3) Start mid afternoon to Manali, Stayput for 3 nights (min) 4) Travel from Manali to Delhi (Time reqd????) 5) Visit imp sites in Delhi, stayput for 2 nights 6) Cover Agra 7) Return back to Mumbai (Flight/train) Let me know what should I modify/keep in mind/whether the plan seems doable/good budget hotels in Shimla, Manali, Delhi etc. TFIians who have recently travelled can share their experiences.